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Anger over lack of transparency in Liberal advisor payments

Opposition at Queen's Park are upset about report


Opposition at Queen's Park are seething after a report in the Globe and Mail shows millions of dollars in taxpayer money went to top up payments to key political advisors to the Liberals under former premier Dalton McGuinty.

Because of a transparency loophole the Liberal Caucus office, didn't have to publicly report it.

Tim Hudak says this revelation makes it clear how your money is really being spent

The Progressive Conservative leader says he wants the current premier to be open about this, calling fro Kathleen Wynne to explain this.

Tory MPP Lisa MacLeod says been calling for reform when it comes to caucus office expenses for four years. However, she says even if that happens, it's clear the Liberals don't like to follow the rules.

MacLeod says there needs to be a broad conversation about this.

NDP House Leader Gilles Bisson says he's a little shocked that are paying people who are professional lobbyists.

Bisson says he sent a letter to the province's integrity commissioner earlier this week, to make sure the rules are clear and everyone follows them.

The Premier's office says all three party caucus offices have the same rules, underlining funding is for research, communication, and administrative services.

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  1. fernando posted on 04/24/2014 02:43 PM
    haha... everyone in the pic in the background above looks really excited to be there listening to his speech :)
    what is Tim bitching about now? he wants others to follow rules but he doesn't want himself following rules. that sounds like RoFo
  2. Dispelling the Conservative Myth posted on 04/24/2014 03:45 PM
    Our Conservative leadership (?)
    Do none of them own a tie ... or is it that they don't know how to tie one?
    1. Roger posted on 04/24/2014 04:00 PM
      @Dispelling the Conservative Myth Not wearing ties?! GASP! Clearly, that's far more important than the fact that they're the only party we can trust to run the show!

      Remember: The Liberals and NDP want to tax the middle class until they have to live like the welfare class, to reward the welfare class for producing nothing until they can live how the middle class used to, and give the union class free reign to live like kings.
    2. tanjo posted on 04/24/2014 04:11 PM
      @Roger And the Tories want to reduce your salary until you ARE the welfare class!
    3. Roger posted on 04/24/2014 04:22 PM
      @tanjo I've got a decade of Liberal mismanagement and NDP ineptitude to back up my claim. Where's your evidence, or are you just another left-wing mouthpiece on a mission to answer every argument in favour of the only reasonable choice with a thunderous "Nuh-uh!"?
    4. Dispelling the Conservative posted on 04/24/2014 07:32 PM
      @Roger "... they're the only party we can trust to run the show!"
      Like we trusted the Harris nitwits? ... oh, yes ... very astute.
      Say all you like about the Liberals ... Harris buried us - for generations !!
      " ... I've got a decade of Liberal mismanagement... "
      Do some reading - there has NEVER been a Conservative Party in this province or in this country that has managed to run a successful economy. Stop reading the Con spin and educate yourself, deluded voter.
    5. Roger posted on 04/24/2014 07:46 PM
      @Dispelling the Conservative Ah, of course. The fact that the Conservative government kept Canada afloat while the rest of the world suffered through a recession must not factor into your calculations, huh.
    6. Dispelling the Conservative Myth posted on 04/24/2014 08:23 PM
      @Roger As to: "... The fact that the Conservative government kept Canada afloat while the rest of the world suffered through a recession ..."
      There were 2 reasons and 2 reasons only for our relative "success" during this period.
      1. The most important action. The Harper government invoked the banking regulations established by the Liberal governments of Chretien and Martin.
      2. Flaherty went against his "Harris ideology" and ran deficits in order to prop up the country's ability to handle things. This, too, is a Liberal solution - NOT one from the slash-and-burn Con way of previous thought.

      Once again, deluded Con - do some reading (if you're capable of it) and you'll come to the stark conclusion that there has NEVER been a successful Canadian or Ontario economy driven by Con ideology.
    7. don was right posted on 04/24/2014 10:40 PM
      @tanjo No. Just teh salaries of hundresds of thousands of sunshine list flunkies employed ( I dont want to say working for) teh Ontari Government.$488K for head of HR at LCBO where nobody has ever been fired? Right. Dream on.
  3. Don was right posted on 04/24/2014 09:39 PM
    where are warren K and Susanne A when you need them to spin things more adroitly?
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